Win a Day Skipper or Yachtmaster Online Theory Course

Why not use the winter to study a RYA theory course? Ardent Training’s RYA ‘Day Skipper’ and ‘Yachtmaster’ online theory courses are filmed in the stunning scenery of the Hebrides, on the west coast of Scotland from their very own yacht Mipha.

Aboard her, you will find their fantastic team of instructors who have had some of the best jobs in the industry, including skippering Antarctic Expedition vessels and Marine Conservation Research vessels. The same team you see on camera, provide live 1-1 instructor support 7 days a week via live chat, email or phone and response times to student questions average less than two minutes.

Each course contains more than 20 hours of video content and more than 1,000 practice questions, so you can quiz your knowledge to your heart’s content. Instructors will provide personalised feedback on your chartwork and help you recognise any specific areas that need more practice.

Not only this, but you also get access to Ardent Training’s social features, which means students can leave comments on lessons and chat away about things like boats and sailing holidays on their student forum.

Study at your own pace, but the course duration is approximately 50 hours. All equipment is included, and the Day Skipper costs £315 and the Yachtmaster is £345. Ardent Training is rapidly becoming a popular way to learn online. Try it for yourself by signing up to your free trial at

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    Terms and conditions: *The winner will receive either the Day Skipper or Yachtmaster Online Theory Course. Closing date is 29/11/23. Enter online or email with the subject header ‘Ardent Training competition’. Winners will be notified by email/phone. The winners will be the first correct entry drawn at random after the competition closing date. The draw is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Open to residents of the UK aged over 18. No cash or alternatives will be offered. If any prize is lost or damaged during the course of delivery, All at Sea will provide reasonable assistance in seeking to resolve the problem, but it will not always be possible to obtain replacements for lost or damaged goods, and in that event no financial compensation would be payable by All at Sea or their affiliates. By entering you agree to be bound by all the rules and agree that your name and county may be published in the paper if you win.